Alaska Governor Sarah Palin took out time during a anti-abortion dinner to criticize President Obama for supporting abortion rights. Palin spoke to a crowd at the Vanderburgh County Right to Life banquet Thursday night.
Palin and Republican National Convention Chairman Michael Steele both spoke Thursday night at the Indiana event.
“Palin drew approximately 3,000 people to the Vanderburgh County Right to Life fund raising dinner in Evansville, an annual banquet that typically attracts some of the GOP’s top national talent. Her sold-out appearance in a local exhibition hall prompted organizers to set up a paid closed-circuit broadcast at a nearby auditorium for a large spill-over crowd and led local authorities to close down nearby streets.”
Palin said that being pregnant with Trig, born with Down’s Syndrome has given her the opportunity to live out her own anti-abortion beliefs.
“The moment he was born, I knew that moment my prayers had been answered,” Palin said. “Trig is a miracle. He is the best thing that ever happened to me and I want other women to have that opportunity.”
Palin believes that instead of allowing abortions women with unwanted pregnancies should give the child up for adoption.
The dinner was attended by nearly 3,000 people. The Right to Life banquet is an said to be the nation’s largest event.
The dinner was the first time since the 2008 presidential campaign that Palin has been outside of Alaska for a major public event.